Neopotism [ˈnɛpətɪz(ə)m] The practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs. Example: His years in office were marked by corruption and nepotism.
Defeatist [ dih-FEE-tist ][ noun, adjective ]MEANING :1. (n.) a person who surrenders easily
2. (n.) an advocate or follower of defeatism
3.(n.) resignation to the prospect of losing
4. (adj.) marked by the prospect of losingUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :He was termed a defeatist as he put all his failures down to bad luck and gave up easily.
Dint [ dint ][ noun, transitive verb ]MEANING :1. (n.) force or strength 2. (n.) a dent 3. (tr. v.) to force in 4. (tr. v.) to put a dent inUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :Their team won the match by dint of a strategic offense.
Doldrums [ DOHL-druh'mz ][ noun ]MEANING :1. stagnation or a state where there is no activity 2. a slump or a period of depression 3. a region of the ocean near the equator, characterized by light winds or squalls.USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The mortgage market has been in the doldrums for last three years now.